Muscogee Schools: Board to discuss Northside High addition and new middle school budgets at work session

The Muscogee County School Board will meet for a work session today at 5 p.m. in the board room of the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road.

During the meeting, the board will discuss budgets for a new addition to Northside High and a new middle school off Garrett Road.

The Northside High addition will consist of 20 classrooms and is expected to cost about $5.4 million. The new middle school is expected to cost about $19.1 million. Both will be paid for out of proceeds from the 2009 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

The board will also discuss a new contract for the demolition of the old Carver High School. The board awarded the demolition contract to National Salvage during their July meeting, but an error was discovered in the company's bid. The superintendent is recommending that the board release National Salvage from their contract and offer the job to the second lowest bidder, Reaves Wrecking.

If Reaves Wrecking is approved for the job, the demolition will cost about $507,000.

The board will also hear an update on CrossPointe, a student information system, from the district's chief information officer Don Hall. The district was supposed to adopt CrossPointe as its student information system this year, but had problems with company's contract and the system.

The district had to revert back to the old student information system, SASI, for the beginning of the school year.

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